10 Things To Do For This Sunday in L.A. [8-13-2023]

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Concerts in the Dome at Mt Wilson Observatory. Photo Credit: Irina Logra

For your consideration this Sunday in Los Angeles, a classical concert inside Mt. Wilson Observatory, a public parade for Nisei Week in Little Tokyo, a double-decker karaoke bus in WeHo, free admission at UPAM, Shakespeare in the Park, and more.

Below you’ll find our usual breakdown: One solid idea to get there by Metro, three top picks to to point you in the right direction, and six other quick ideas for those who just need lots of options. Whatever you decide on, hope you make it a good one.


Make Metro Part of Your Weekend

Nisei Week’s 9-day celebration of Japanese and Japanese American heritage continues with a Grand Parade on Sunday, featuring dancers, musicians, and special floats. The parade starts near the intersection of Central Ave and 2nd St, heading west on 2nd, north on San Pedro, and east on 1st St. Runs from 4 to 6 p.m. and free to attend. More info here.

Go Metro: Take the A or E Line to Little Tokyo station.

Three Top Picks To Do This Sunday

M = Less than .5 miles from an L.A. Metro Station, FA = Free Admission

Shakespeare in The ParkFA > The second half of ISC’s Shakespeare in The Park season returns this week with a staging of A Midsummer Nights Dream in Griffith Park beginning August 9, and then running every Wednesday to Sunday through September 3. Registration to attend (free!) is not required, but highly encouraged, as are donations. Performances begin at 7 p.m. More info here.

Sunday Afternoon Concerts in the Dome -> On Sunday, Mount Wilson Observatory continues its 2023 season of classical concerts hosted inside the historic 100-inch telescope dome, where the acoustics are said to be some of the finest in the world. This month the program features the Zelter String Quartet. There will be two performances, one at 3 p.m. and the other at 5 p.m. Tickets are $55. More info here.

Pluto TV x VidiotsFA > This Saturday and Sunday, Pluto TV teams up with L.A.-based non-profit video store and theater, Vidiots, for free screenings of six different films — plus complimentary Pluto TV swag and popcorn. The lineup includes Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Attack the Block, A View to a Kill, Freaky Friday, La Dolce Vita, and First Blood. Free tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. More info and complete schedule here.

Six More Things To Do in L.A. Today

  • Every second Sunday is free admission at the USC Pacific Asia Museum. M FA
  • Prime Video is hosting a double decker karaoke bus (free to board!) to promote the new film Red, White & Royal Blue.
  • The Getty’s Garden Concerts for Kids bring free outdoor music to the museum’s central garden on select Saturdays and Sundays in August. FA
  • Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles concerts continue Sunday with a day of Mayan Music at the 6th Annual Mundo Maya Day. M FA
  • On Sunday, Conscious Market curates eco-friendly vendors for a special poolside vintage market at the Hollywood Roosevelt. M FA
  • LA Art Book Fair continues Saturday at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. M

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